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Migration Decision Making: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Microlevel Studies in Developed and Developing Countries

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by Gordon F. De Jong
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Migration Decision Making: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Microlevel Studies in Developed and Developing Countries by Gordon F. De Jong

Migration Decision Making: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Microlevel Studies and Developing Countries discusses several topics, such as systematics review and evaluation of microlevel frameworks and models of the migration decision; applicability of microlevel migration models and framework; and general policy implications of microlevel models and frame works.
The opening chapter introduces the main themes and provides an overview of the book. Chapter 2 discusses the motivation for migration, an assessment and a value-expectancy research model, and the next chapter tackles macrolevel influences on the migration decision process. Chapter 4 covers microeconomic approaches to studying migration decisions, while Chapter 5 discusses information, uncertainty, and the microeconomic model of migration decision making. The sixth chapter talks about moving toward a development paradigm of migration, with particular reference to third world countries, and the seventh chapter discusses village-community ties, village norms, and ethnic and social networks. Chapter 8 covers family structure and family strategy in migration decision making, and then Chapter 9 discusses the migration decision-making process, emphasizing some social-psychological considerations. Chapter 10 tackles policy intervention considerations, focusing on the relationship of theoretical models to planning, and Chapter 11 discusses the utility of microlevel approach to migration, using a Philippine perspective. The last chapter is a review of micro migration research in the third world context.
This book will be of great interest to sociologists, economists, law makers, and government agencies who are concerned with the implications of migrations.

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Pages: 406
Size: 53.2 MB
Publisher: Pergamon
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781483160368 (DRM-PDF)

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